Wednesday, January 30, 2008

DUCKS THINK THEY’RE DUKE?

(AP) -- Oregon's athletic director has apologized to UCLA for the behavior of Ducks' fans toward Bruins freshman Kevin Love last week.

Pat Kilkenny left messages Monday for coach Ben Howland, athletic director Dan Guerrero and Love's father Stan, who starred for Oregon in the early 1970s.

The younger Love and his father were booed and jeered unmercifully by the student section at McArthur Court last Thursday, when the fifth-ranked Bruins defeated the Ducks 80-75. Love had 26 points and 18 rebounds.

The Love family was the target of homophobic chants and signs with offensive messages, some of which were confiscated.

"It was pretty bad and I heard a lot of stuff," Love said Tuesday.

Howland said he didn't speak with Kilkenny, but considers the matter "behind us now."

(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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